Monday 30 March 2009

Three challenges in one day

For the Friday Sketchers challenge I thought I would take the opportunity to make use of some new products that will be launched by Stampin' Up! on Wednesday 1st April. There is a new mini catalogue coming out and I got a couple of things on pre-order.
The cardstock used is Sage Shadow for the main card and scalloped circle, with Barely banana for matting and the sentiment. The gorgeous little Bambi image is from the Forest Friends stamp set and I punched him out with the SU Scalloped Circle punch. The ribbon is Old Olive grosgrain by SU and the sentiment is from the new Oval All set and is punched out using the new Scalloped Oval punch.

For the Sketch Saturday challenge I again decided to make use of my new SU sets. The cardstock is from the Soft Subtles range, Sage Shadow and Barely Banana, with the scalloped circle in Old Olive. The owl and leaves/trees are from the Forest Friends stamp set. The ribbon strip is Old Olive grosgrain and the flowers, brads & pearls are from the SU Pretties kit. Finally the sentiment is from the new Oval All stamp set and is punched out using the new Scalloped Oval punch.
The Sugar Bowl challenge was to make a Spring themed card. I think of flowers and butterflies when I think of Spring so I have used backing paper full of butterflies on my card. This was a free gift with making Cards mag and is designed by Nancy Watt. The Pen Pal image from Sugar Nellie was watercoloured and then I inked the edges with a Promarker and mounted her on foam pads. I popped some little flowers at each corner of the image. The sentiment is from the new Stampin' Up! set Oval All and I have punched out the sentiment with the Scalloped Oval SU punch.I also inked around the sentiment with the Promarker.
If you would like to get your hands on any of these new products, give me a shout and I can order them for you.
thanks for looking


Mariska said...

Wow you've been busy, three cards in one day!! They are all three lovely. You used the Sketch Saturday sketch very well. Very pretty pearls. Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week!


Sandra said...

You have been a busy bee... great cards!
Sandra xx

Gayle said...

Hi Sharon
What a delicious creation! Perfect design paper for Spring!
Thanks for sharing your Springy sugar, in The Sugar Bowl!
Sugar Mama x

CraftyC said...

These are beautiful Shazza, I love the owl card!

Anonymous said...

three fabulous cards Sharon, brilliant job. hugs rachxx

Andrea said...

3 beautiful cards Shazza and the deer and owl stamps are fab x

Bev said...

Three stunning cards honey - the first one is just adorable! x

Tiets said...

wowww great cards you have made!

Cass said...

Gorgeous cards Shazza.Love those SU oval sentiments and punches.
Cass xxx